Hornets knocked off top spot after Forest draw

Watford Observer:

9:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Watford have been replaced by Derby County at the top of the Championship after the Hornets were pegged back twice by Nottingham Forest in a 2-2 draw at Vicarage Road tonight.

HALF-TIME: Forest fortunate to be level and still have 11 men on the pitch

Watford Observer:

9:02pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Nottingham Forest are fortunate to go into half-time with Watford level on the score-sheet and they are arguably lucky to still have 11 men on the pitch heading into the second period.

Debut win for Jokanovic sends Watford top of the table

Watford Observer: Matej Vydra scores against Sheffield Wednesday. Picture: Action Images

5:07pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A Matej Vydra-inspired Watford ensured Slavisa Jokanovic started his Hornets’ reign with a 3-0 victory at Sheffield Wednesday as the Hornets went top of the Championship.

HALF TIME: Hornets lead at Wednesday as Ighalo and Abdi strike

Watford Observer:

4:01pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Watford have made a bright start to Slavisa Jokanovic’s reign. The Hornets lead 2-0 at half time of their match with Sheffield Wednesday thanks to goals from Odion Ighalo and Almen Abdi.

Hornets up to second after Seagulls draw

Watford Observer:

5:01pm Saturday 4th October 2014

Watford are up to second in the Championship table this evening but they had to settle for a point after being held to a 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road by struggling Brighton & Hove Albion.

HALF-TIME: Watford and Brighton unable to make their possession count

Watford Observer: Watford v Brighton & Hove Albion 

Action Images

4:02pm Saturday 4th October 2014

The game between Watford and Brighton & Hove Albion remains goalless at half-time as neither side have been able to make the most of their possession.

Vydra stunner gets McKinlay off to a winning start

Watford Observer:

10:04pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A fantastic strike from Matej Vydra has got Billy McKinlay’s reign as Watford boss off to a victorious start after the Hornets beat Brentford 2-1 in an entertaining contest at Vicarage Road tonight.

HALF-TIME: Watford impress in McKinlay's opener

Watford Observer:

8:48pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Watford have impressed in Billy McKinlay’s first game in charge of the club and lead Brentford 1-0 at the break.

Same old problems result in Watford sacrificing two-goal lead

Watford Observer: Blackburn Rovers vs Watford

5:09pm Saturday 27th September 2014

The inability to maintain possession and poor defending cost Watford this afternoon as they gave away a two-goal lead to draw with Blackburn Rovers and were fortunate not to leave empty handed.

Watford striker Mensah impresses after six months out

Watford Observer: Picture: Andrew Scott/Watford FC

9:01pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

It has been more than six months since Bernard Mensah’s last competitive game following knee surgery but you couldn’t tell as he proved to be the catalyst for Watford as they progressed to the next round of the Under-21 Premier League Cup with a 1-0 victory over Peterborough United.

Cathcart volley secures Watford a point

Watford Observer:

2:30pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Watford had to settle for a point for the first time this season after they came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw against Bournemouth at Vicarage Road this lunchtime.

HALF-TIME: Sloppy Watford fortunate to go into the break level

Watford Observer:

1:22pm Saturday 20th September 2014

The last week for Watford has been dominated by penalty decisions and that continued to be the case during the first half against Bournemouth this afternoon.

Vydra back among the goals on the coast

Watford Observer:

10:36pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

For a while it looked like another case of déjà vu at Bloomfield Road for Watford but Matej Vydra’s first goal in seven games for club and country proved the difference against Blackpool. However, the travelling support had to endure an agonising finish to the 1-0 win and the worrying sight of their captain hobbling off injured in the dying moments.

HALF-TIME: Deja vu for dominant Hornets

Watford Observer:

8:47pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Similar to 12 months ago, Watford created the better chances during the first half against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road but, like that afternoon, the score remains goalless at the break.

Hornets beaten in Oscar's opener

Watford Observer:

5:20pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Oscar Garcia’s reign as Watford head coach got off to a losing start after his side were beaten 1-0 at Charlton Athletic this afternoon.

Ten-man Hornets dig deep to fight off Terriers challenge

Watford Observer:

5:16pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Whatever happens to Watford between now and the end of the season, the second half at Vicarage Road this afternoon is likely to be remembered for a long time as the Hornets called on all their battling qualities to beat Huddersfield Town 4-2 after playing out the last 25 minutes with ten men.

HALF-TIME: Deeney's excellent form continues as Watford lead

Watford Observer:

3:53pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Troy Deeney was at his devastating best during the first half against Huddersfield Town and his goal – his 12th in the last 12 home matches – means Watford currently lead 1-0 at half-time.

Poor Hornets out of League Cup

Watford Observer:

9:44pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Lloyd Dyer scored on his return to the Watford side but the Hornets are out of the Capital One Cup after they paid the price for starting both halves poorly and producing a disjointed display as Doncaster Rovers claimed a 2-1 second round victory at Vicarage Road tonight.

Forestieri stars as nine-man Leeds thumped

Watford Observer:

5:16pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

There was no evidence of the issues that dogged Watford’s build-up to the game as the Hornets rose to second in the fledgling Championship table after thumping nine-man Leeds United 4-1 at Vicarage Road.

HALF-TIME: Tamas own goal ensures Leeds go in level

Watford Observer:

4:01pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A sliced clearance into his own net by Gabriel Tamas ensured Watford and Leeds United went into half-time level at Vicarage Road this afternoon.

HALF-TIME: Game goalless at the New York Stadium

Watford Observer: HALF-TIME: Game goalless at the New York Stadium

8:38pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Rotherham United and Watford go into half-time level at the New York Stadium.

Dyer goal helps Watford overcome battling Boro

Watford Observer:

9:41pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

The match won’t live long in the memory of many Watford supporters but the Hornets booked their place in the Capital One Cup second round after completing a 1-0 victory against Stevenage.

HALF TIME: Disappointing Hornets level with Boro

Watford Observer:

8:37pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

It’s been a disappointing Watford display at Stevenage in their Capital One Cup first round tie. The game is currently goalless and the Hornets have looked poor against their League Two opponents.

Clocks turned back as Deeney and Vydra fire Watford to victory

Watford Observer:

5:11pm Saturday 9th August 2014

It was like the clocks had been turned back at Vicarage Road this afternoon.

Battocchio scores twice as Watford score five at St Albans

Watford Observer: Cristian Battocchio's work rate and attitude has seen him become a fans' favourite at Watford. Picture: Holly Cant

5:01pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Troy Deeney was a second-half substitute as Watford cruised to a comfortable 5-0 win at St Albans City.

Late goals cost ten-man Watford

Watford Observer: Fernando Forestieri scored for the Hornets in their friendly win. Picture: Holly Cant

5:06pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Ten-man Watford conceded two late goals as they drew 2-2 with Shrewsbury Town.

Abject Hornets capitulate in season finale

Watford Observer: Abject Hornets capitulate in season finale

2:31pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

Any hope that Watford would be able to lift themselves from their end-of-season slumber was emphatically ended by an atrocious performance devoid of passion and fight as Huddersfield Town cantered to a 4-1 victory at Vicarage Road.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Goalless between Watford and Huddersfield Town

Watford Observer: Alex Jakubiak is another who is believed to have been given a pro deal. Picture Holly Cant

1:18pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

It was a lively start to this afternoon’s game between Watford and Huddersfield Town but it descended into a flat contest as the teams headed into half-time goalless.

Harriott double sinks ten-man Watford

Watford Observer: Albert Riera is given his marching orders for a foul on Diego Poyet. Picture: Action Images

10:13pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

A superb brace from Callum Harriott secured Charlton’s Championship status this evening, condemning ten-man Watford to another away defeat.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Charlton on course to secure their Championship status

Watford Observer: The only goal of the game so far came through a superb strike by Callum Harriott. Picture: Action Images

8:47pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

A fine strike from Callum Harriott sees Charlton Athletic lead Watford 1-0 at half-time during the Hornets’ penultimate game of the season.

Ten-man Hornets beaten by play-off-bound Rams

Watford Observer: Craig Forsyth cracks in Derby's second against his former club. Picture: Action Images

5:10pm Saturday 26th April 2014

Derby County showed why they and not Watford are destined for the play-offs after winning 4-2 at the iPro Stadium after the Hornets were reduced to ten men for the final quarter of the match.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Terrible Watford lucky to be level at Derby

Watford Observer: Jeff Hendrick celebrating his goal with ex-Watford loanee George Thorne. Picture: Action Images

4:07pm Saturday 26th April 2014

Watford and Derby County will head into half-time wondering how the game is level after a shambolic opening 45 minutes from the Hornets.

Hornets suffer last-gasp Hoops heartbreak

Watford Observer: Mathias Ranegie celebrates giving Watford the lead. Picture: Action Images

5:14pm Monday 21st April 2014

A brave Watford performance which was laced with quality for large periods went unrewarded as the curse of the late goal struck yet again to give Queens Park Rangers a 2-1 victory at Loftus Road.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Watford can't make dominance count at QPR

Watford Observer: Troy Deeney is the Hornets top scorer. Picture: Action Images

3:55pm Monday 21st April 2014

Watford were unable to make their dominance count during the first half at Loftus Road as the contest with QPR remained goalless at half-time.

Hornets keep play-off dream alive

Watford Observer: Gabriele Angella celebrates his goal with a fan. Picture: Action Images

5:16pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Watford kept alive their hopes of a late play-off charge with a 3-1 victory over Ipswich Town to move within five points off sixth spot with a game in hand.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Riera strike keeps Watford's play-off hopes alive

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

3:49pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A fine Albert Riera goal means Watford currently lead fellow play-off chasers Ipswich Town 1-0 at Vicarage Road.

Late Almunia error hands Millwall a point

Watford Observer: A dejected Manuel Almunia at half-time. Picture: Action Images

5:17pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Manuel Almunia's last gasp error gifted Millwall an equaliser in the fifth minute of injury time after Almen Abdi had handed Watford an 86th minute lead.

Hornets' long wait for home win against Leeds is over

Watford Observer: Hornets' long wait for home win against Leeds is over

9:55pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

It’s taken 22 years but Watford are at last able to celebrate a home win over Leeds United after a comfortable 3-0 victory tonight once again rekindled hopes of a late charge for the play-offs.

Hornets held by promotion-chasing Clarets

Watford Observer: Hornets held by promotion-chasing Clarets

5:20pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Watford were made to regret their failure to get a second goal as a late Scott Arfield equaliser edged Sean Dyche and his Burnley side another step closer to the Premier League following an entertaining 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road.

Deeney landmark as four-goal Watford finally win away

Watford Observer: Deeney delight: the Watford striker has scored 20 goals for the second consecutive season. Picture: Action Images

5:07pm Saturday 29th March 2014

It’s taken fives months and 14 unsuccessful trips in all competitions but Watford are finally able to celebrate an away win again – and in some style – after recording a 4-1 victory at Sheffield Wednesday.

Injury-time leveller denies Hornets seventh straight home win

Watford Observer: Marco Cassetti celebrates his first Watford goal. Picture: Dave Peters

10:03pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

An injury-time equaliser from Rudy Gestede denied Watford a seventh successive competitive home win as Blackburn Rovers recovered from appearing beaten to snatch a 3-3 draw.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Cassetti opener cancelled out

Watford Observer: Watford's Marco Cassetti. Picture: Action Images

8:38pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Watford are currently drawing 1-1 with Blackburn Rovers after a positive start diminished into a disappointing first-half display from the Hornets.

Watford's winless run at 14 after Wigan defeat

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

Watford’s winless run away from home has extended to 14 matches in all competitions following this afternoon’s 2-1 defeat to Wigan Athletic.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Watford currently drawing 1-1 at Wigan

Watford Observer: Lewis McGugan could return for the Hornets against Doncaster Picture: Holly Cant

4:08pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

Watford are currently drawing 1-1 with Wigan Athletic at half-time at the DW Stadium.

Watford breeze past Barnsley - and make history

Watford Observer: Cristian Battocchio opened Watford's account. Picture: Action Images

5:18pm Saturday 15th March 2014

Watford breezed past the weak challenge of Barnsley 3-0 to maintain their exceptional home form – and make club history in the process.

Petulance and awful refereeing contribute to Watford defeat

Watford Observer: Chris Sarginson should have awarded Watford a penalty and sent off Doncaster's goalkeeper before half-time. Picture: Action Images

10:03pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

Watford suffered an agonising 2-1 defeat away to Doncaster Rovers as they were left to rue one of the worst refereeing decisions seen in recent memory at the Keepmoat Stadium.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Ranegie sent off as Watford trail Doncaster

Watford Observer: Mathias Ranegie has struck twice for the Hornets. Picture: Action Images

8:43pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

Doncaster lead Watford 1-0 thanks to Chris Brown's headed goal after Hornets striker Mathias Ranegie had earlier been sent off in a controversial first half at Keepmoat Stadium.

Impressive Watford coast past abject Seasiders

Watford Observer: Mathias Ranegie celebrates his first Watford goal. Picture: Action Images

4:59pm Saturday 1st March 2014

Watford continue to flirt with the Championship play-offs. A 4-0 victory against Blackpool at Vicarage Road leaves the Hornets seven points off sixth place.

Watford suffer Bolton defeat

Watford Observer: Picture: Action Images

5:01pm Saturday 22nd February 2014

Watford endured an afternoon to forget at the Reebok Stadium as two first-half goals were enough to give Bolton Wanderers a comfortable 2-0 win in the Championship.

HALF-TIME REPORT: Watford architects of their own downfall as Bolton lead

Watford Observer: Joe Mason on his way to scoring Bolton Wanderers' second goal. Picture: Action Images

Watford were handed several warnings which they didn’t listen to during the first half against Bolton Wanderers, so the visitors can have few complaints that they are currently 2-0 down at the break.


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